Bone mineral density or bone densitometry is the name of a method that can be used to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, to assess an individual’s risk for developing osteoporotic fractures. DXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most commonly used and the most standard method for diagnosing osteoporosis. Bone density is measured at the Taba imaging center with the most up-to-date equipment.
Measuring bone density is a completely painless procedure.
### This exam requires little to no special preparation. Tell your doctor and the technologist if there is a possibility you are pregnant or if you recently had a barium exam or received an injection of contrast material for a CT or radioisotope scan. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown. You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your exam. ###
Bone mineral density is measured daily at the Taba center from 8 am to 10 pm without the need for an appointment.